Here They Are - The Beatles!
The Story Behind Their Greatest Concert
By Dave Schwensen
The Beatlesí Performance at Shea Stadium, August 15, 1965, is one of the most exciting and important concert events in the history of popular music, produced by Sid Bernstein and introduced on stage by TV legend, Ed Sullivan; John, Paul, George and Ringo, played, sang, sweated and laughed for a record crowd of 55,600 fans. It was the pinnacle of Beatlemania and launched the modern era of outdoor stadium shows.
"The Beatles at Shea Stadium" tells the story of this concert through researched commentary and exclusive interviews with Beatles insiders, friends and fans. The concert and excitement surrounding their performance are described in detail based on unedited, live recordings and eye witness accounts, and gives new insights into making the TV special, secret recording session to overdub the live audio for network broadcast, and subsequent restoration of the classic film. The book includes rare photos, memorabilia and never before published correspondence, documents and production.
Dave Schwensen is an author, entertainment journalist, award winning humor columnist, pop culture historian and lecturer. He is a nationally recognized comedy coach; his insiderís knowledge of the comedy industry was earned as a talent coordinator for the TV show ďA&Eís An Evening at the Improv.Ē Dave has written several publications. Visit his website, NorthShorePublishing.com
Once they reached the infield dirt of the baseball diamond, security stopped the press from following and the Beatles emerged from the pack giving fans their first unobstructed view of the famous foursome. The noise raining down on them never let up. Excited girls stood in the aisles, screamed and waved their arms trying to gain the attention of their favorite Beatle. Some cried and held onto each other for support while others slumped in their seats overcome with emotion. Boys stood and watched with smiling envy, shocked disbelief, or a teenaged combination of both. Parents and adults dealt with the high powered onslaught of Beatlemania by handing out tissues, calming fans, or just watching the chaos unfold around them.